Articles about Ray of Hope Accelerator

New Self-healing Composite Material Boosts the Circular Economy

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Plant-based pigment developer Sparxell secures 3.2 million dollar funding

Sparxell was the 2023 Ray of Hope Prize Winner

UK manufacturer of plant-based pigments Sparxell has announced the closing of a 3.2 million dollar funding round which it said it would use to help accelerate the development and commercialisation of its products.

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New Pollination Devices Inspired by Bees Increase Crop Yield

Introducing BloomX

Inspired by honeybee and other pollinator strategies, BloomX's products increase crop yields while reducing the unsustainable farming practice of shipping billions of bees around the country each growing season.

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Evolving Ray of Hope from a Prize to an Accelerator

By: Jared Yarnall-Schane

The Ray of Hope Prize is now the Ray of Hope Accelerator

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CELLUGY: A nature-inspired alternative to microplastics

Unleashing the potential of biofabricated cellulose

Presenting CELLUGY, one of the 2023 Ray of Hope Prize Finalists. Unleashing the potential of biofabricated cellulose

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Biomimicry Institute Opens Applications For Fifth Ray of Hope Accelerator Cohort Class

2024 Cohorts Will Join 39 Graduate Startups Already Working to Address the World’s Largest Environmental and Social Challenges through Nature-Inspired Solutions

Biomimicry Institute, a not-for-profit organization co-founded by Janine Benyus in 2005 to empower nature-inspired solutions for a healthy planet, today opens applications for its 2024 Ray of Hope Accelerator. This unique founder-focused program aims to propel nature-inspired startups towards marketplace growth with robust training, networking opportunities, and $15,000 in non-dilutive funding. Applications are due May 3, 2024.

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Brightening Our Corner - February 2024

Our Quarterly Newsletter

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has published its quarterly newsletter. February 2024.

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Ray of Hope Prize® Awarded to Sparxell for Plant-Based Alternative to Toxic Colorants

Biomimicry Institute announces Sparxell as top nature-inspired startup for 2023; Anodyne Chemistries recognized as Runner-Up

The Biomimicry Institute has awarded the 2023 Ray of Hope Prize® to Sparxell, a UK-based startup creating the next generation of colors and effects with vibrant, metal-like pigments, all from plant-based cellulose.

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Amanda Sturgeon Appointed as CEO of The Biomimicry Institute

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Relationship Status of Engineers & Sustainability? It’s complicated.

By: Andrew Schulz, PhD

An engineering Ph.D. from Georgia Tech talks about his biomimicry journey and details what it was like to take part in the Biomimicry Launchpad Accelerator program, which is partially funded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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